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Joel Dighton Bailey
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Birth: May 19, 1885
Britt
Hancock County
Iowa, USA
Death: Oct. 13, 1960
Bancroft
Kossuth County
Iowa, USA

Extract from the 1900 Census:
Name: Joel D Bailey
Age at last birthday: 15
Date of birth: May 1885
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head-of-house: son
Home in 1900: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Marital status: single
Able to read, write and speak English: yes
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's birthplace: Wisconsin
Occupation: attending school
Siblings living at home: Ora S (age 18), Mattie A (17), and Alice A (10)
Census place: Britt, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: T623 434; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 119
Date: 5 Jun 1900

Extract from World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:
Name: Joel Dighton Bailey
City: not listed
County: Hancock
State: Iowa
Birth date: 19 May 1885
Race: white
Roll: 1643111
Draft board: 0
Address: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Occupation: printer and editor
Employer: E N Bailey
Where employed: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Nearest relative: wife Grace V Bailey
Address: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Age: 33
Height: not listed
Build: medium
Eyes: brown
Hair: dark
Disability: none
Date: 12 Sep 1918

Extract from the 1930 Census:
Name: Joel D Bailey
Age: 44
Estimated birth year: 1886
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1930: Orange City, Sioux, Iowa
Address: Fifth Street
Marital status: married
Age at first marriage: 26
Education: able to speak English
Education: able to read and write
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's birthplace: Wisconsin
Military service: no
Rent/home value: rents; $22.50
Owns a radio: yes
Occupation: editor
Industry: newspaper
Salary or wage worker: working on own account
Census place: Orange City, Sioux, Iowa; Roll: 683; Page: ; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 61.0
Date: 2 Apr 1930

Extract from the 1940 Census:
Name: Joel D Bailey
Age: 54
Estimated birth year: 1886
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1940: Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa
Address: 2123 College Street
Marital status: married
Highest grade of school completed: college 2 years
Living on farm: no
Home owned or rented: rented
Monthly rental: $25
City of residence in 1935: rural, Sioux, Iowa
Resident on farm in 1935: no
Occupation: proprietor
Industry: printing
Salary or wage worker: working on own account
Number of weeks worked in 1939: 52
Amount of money wages or salary: $0
Has other income of more than $50: yes
At work during week of March 24-30: yes
Number of hours worked: 48
Census place: Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa; Roll: T627_1139; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 7-12
Date: 11 Apr 1940

Extract from "Heritage of Hancock County Iowa" ISBN: 0-88107-222-2 Curtis Media Corporation - 1993:
Hartzell Family (extract) by Doris Dominic
Grace and Joe Bailey lived in Orange City and published the weekly newspaper later moving to College Hill in Cedar Falls where they did job printing for the college and several nearby towns.

Obituary dated 16 Oct 1960:
Joel D. Bailey
Committal services for Joel Bailey, 75, will be held at Greenwood cemetery her at 3 p.m. Monday. He died Friday morning at Bancroft.
Funeral services will be held in Britt Monday morning, and the body will then be brought here for burial.
Mr. Bailey had lived at 2016 College St. until a couple of months ago, when he moved to Britt. His wife, Grace Bailey, died Mar. 4 this year.
He was a former publisher of the Cedar Bulletin in Cedar Falls. The Baileys had sold out last October because of ill health. They were married June 7, 1911 at Britt. Ia, and lived there until they went into the newspaper business.
Thye had worked in several towns until they decided to settle in Orange City, where they published a weekly newspaper 20 years. They moved to Cedar Falls 20 years ago to give their children the benefits of educational facilities here. The Baileys owned the College Hill print shop 20 years, and published the Cedar Bulletin 15 years.
Survivors include a son and two daughters: Morris L., Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Alice Conway, Washington, D.C.; and Mrs. Joeldine Fenema [sic], Ledyard. A daughter, Helen Virginia, died in childhood. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren.

He married Grace Viola Hartzell 7 Jun 1911 in Britt, Hancock, Iowa.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Edwin Noyes Bailey (1849 - 1923)
  Martha Eliza Stratton Bailey (1850 - 1931)
 
 Spouse:
  Grace Viola Hartzell Bailey (1887 - 1960)
 
 Children:
  Helen Virginia Bailey (1912 - 1924)*
  Morris Leon Bailey (1913 - 1944)*
  Lois Joeldine Bailey Fennema (1917 - 2011)*
  Alice Wilhelmina Bailey Conway (1917 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elbert Llewellyn Bailey (1869 - 1952)*
  Edgar Lewis Bailey (1870 - 1953)*
  Benjamin Bailey (1875 - 1875)*
  Gladys Ella Bailey Fillenwarth (1878 - 1971)*
  Ora Sumner Bailey (1881 - 1953)*
  Martha Adeline Bailey Heacox (1883 - 1980)*
  Joel Dighton Bailey (1885 - 1960)
  Alice Amy Bailey (1891 - 1985)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

Joel D.
1885 - 1960
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Cedar Falls
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Richard Rhode
Record added: Jun 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54150899
Joel Dighton Bailey
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Joel Dighton Bailey
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Joel Dighton Bailey
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